Comparative Analysis of Personal Rapid Transit System with Thermoplastic Material for Interconnecting Metro Station with Airport

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Year : 2023 | Volume : 11 | Special Issue : 01 | Page : 97-108
By

    Aditya Pathare

  1. Akshay Gulghane

  2. Bhalchandra Khode

  3. Hasim Ali Khan

  1. M. Tech Research Scholar, Department of Civil Engineering, GH Raisoni College of Engineering, Maharashtra, India
  2. Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, GH Raisoni College of Engineering, Maharashtra, India
  3. Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, GH Raisoni College of Engineering, Maharashtra, India
  4. Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, GH Raisoni College of Engineering, Maharashtra, India

Abstract

Personal rapid transit (PRT) systems open a slew of new possibilities for solving airport-related
transportation issues, both on the ground and in the air. For use in airport applications, the
advantages and disadvantages of this mode of transportation are contrasted. An implementation of
the ULTra Personal Rapid Transit system to assist passenger and staff vehicle squares at Heathrow is
used to showcase the work. The ULTra infrastructure’s compact size and flexibility allow it to utilize
tunnel side bores and integrate with the complex central terminal area in an unexpectedly
straightforward manner. In comparison to present buses, detailed comparisons demonstrate a
reduction in travel time and a reduction in operational costs. The glass/polypropylene face sheets
were produced using a single diaphragm forming procedure. Microstructural examination of the face
sheets proved that this method produces excellent consolidation. The face sheets and core material
were adherently joined and tested to verify the model. The body panel failed due to an adhesive
failure when the stress reached 11.7 kN. The American Public Transportation Association’s
requirements for the body panel’s static loading were met. A traditional bus with an aluminum
covering and supporting steel bars showed excellent weight savings of more than 55% as compared to
the thermoplastic composite body panel. The research demonstrates that such modes of transportation
are ideally suited to land-side airport uses. A summary of potential benefits for airside operations is
also provided.

Keywords: Urban transportation, personal rapid transit (PRT), pod car, ULTra PRT, intelligent transport system, thermoplastic materials

This article belongs to Special Issue Conference International Conference on Innovative, Sustainable Materials and Technologies (ICISMT-2022)

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Conference Open Access Original Research
Volume 11
Special Issue 01
Received December 21, 2022
Accepted May 10, 2023
Published June 19, 2023